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Why are we feeding crops to our cars when people are starving? | George Monbiot

Modern biofuels are touted as a boon for the climate. But, used on a large scale, they are no more sustainable than whale oil What can you say about governments that, in the midst of a global food crisis, choose instead to feed machines? You might say they were crazy, uncaring or cruel. But these…
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Why are we feeding crops to our cars when people are starving? | George Monbiot

Modern biofuels are touted as a boon for the climate. But, used on a large scale, they are no more sustainable than whale oil What can you say about governments that, in the midst of a global food crisis, choose instead to feed machines? You might say they were crazy, uncaring or cruel. But these…
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Why are we feeding crops to our cars when people are starving? | George Monbiot

Modern biofuels are touted as a boon for the climate. But, used on a large scale, they are no more sustainable than whale oil What can you say about governments that, in the midst of a global food crisis, choose instead to feed machines? You might say they were crazy, uncaring or cruel. But these…
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Yes, the number of Covid cases in the UK is rising – but that is no cause for alarm | Matt Hancock

With vaccines preventing most serious illness and death, any talk of bringing back restrictions is pure scaremongering Four months ago, the UK took the decision to end all remaining legal Covid-19 restrictions, becoming the first major country in the world to do so. While some said it was too soon and that it would lead…
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Yes, the number of Covid cases in the UK is rising – but that is no cause for alarm | Matt Hancock

With vaccines preventing most serious illness and death, any talk of bringing back restrictions is pure scaremongering Four months ago, the UK took the decision to end all remaining legal Covid-19 restrictions, becoming the first major country in the world to do so. While some said it was too soon and that it would lead…
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Yes, the number of Covid cases in the UK is rising – but that is no cause for alarm | Matt Hancock

With vaccines preventing most serious illness and death, any talk of bringing back restrictions is pure scaremongering Four months ago, the UK took the decision to end all remaining legal Covid-19 restrictions, becoming the first major country in the world to do so. While some said it was too soon and that it would lead…
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Putin’s war is also a crime – the world must punish Russia as a terrorist state | Andriy Zagorodnyuk

After airstrikes on civilian targets, from a shopping mall to hospitals, Ukraine’s allies must use the correct legal definitions As I write, rescuers are still searching the remains of a shopping centre in the central Ukrainian town of Kremenchuk. There were hundreds of people inside the centre when Russian missiles hit it on Monday. The…
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It took catching Covid to get my children out of my bed, but I can finally sleep again | Emma Brockes

After seven years of sleeping together, this bonding exercise was difficult to stop, and now I’m glad we’ve made the break It began, as so many things do, as a result of sheer laziness. From the ages of zero to walking age, my children went to sleep in their cots and stayed there for most…
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Britain’s air passengers face a turbulent summer – here’s how to tackle the chaos | Rocio Concha

Until airlines meet their obligations – or ministers force them to – travellers’ best bet is to know their rights in advance When packing for a summer holiday, the list of essentials to remember is increasing. Passport, boarding pass, sunglasses and a sensible hat are all non-negotiable. Now it seems we need rations for a…
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It took catching Covid to get my children out of my bed, but I can finally sleep again | Emma Brockes

After seven years of sleeping together, this bonding exercise was difficult to stop, and now I’m glad we’ve made the break It began, as so many things do, as a result of sheer laziness. From the ages of zero to walking age, my children went to sleep in their cots and stayed there for most…
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